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5 Takeaways from CEO Antonio Neri at HPE Discover 2022

Neri touted HPE’s differentiation as it relates to building programs with and around partners.

Allison Francis

June 29, 2022

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Antonio Neri at HPE Discover 2022

HPE DISCOVER/PARTNER GROWTH SUMMIT — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) CEO Antonio Neri (pictured above) had a lot to say about data and connectivity in his opening keynote Tuesday at HPE Discover 2022 in Las Vegas. In this new digital economy, connectivity is an absolute necessity, and data is the new currency, said Neri.

Neri of course highlighted HPE GreenLake, working in several overarching themes pointing at the idea of “one platform, one experience.”

The boosts to the program aim to deliver an open, secure and scalable platform and a solid set of cloud services. HPE says the enhancements will provide customers and partners with greater control, agility, and faster time to value in their hybrid cloud strategy.

Neri also talked about the path to digital transformation and the flight path of as-a-service. 

“Three years ago, at HPE Discover, HPE committed to delivering our entire portfolio as a service by 2022,” said Neri. “Today, at our first in-person HPE Discover since 2019, I am proud to say that not only have we delivered on that commitment, but we have also become a new company in the process.”

Here are five of Neri’s key points from his opening keynote and briefing with reporters.

On HPE GreenLake: Cloud vs. On-Prem

“I’m often asked by customers, what workloads should be moved to the cloud, and what should stay on premises? I tell them, that’s the wrong question. We think the better question is, ‘How do I bring a consistent cloud operating model across all my workloads and data?’ To do that, you need to start from an edge cloud architecture, with a platform built specifically for a hybrid enterprise. This not only complements your public cloud capabilities, it also completes your hybrid cloud strategy by addressing your biggest data-first and organizational challenges.”

On HPE GreenLake: Built with Partners in Mind

“We built GreenLake to grow with you and through you. HPE [wants to] enable partners to build their own services on top of GreenLake. We started with that vision because this company has been built with our partners in mind. [We are] growing our partner ecosystem. That’s the difference [between us] and our competitors.”  

On HPE GreenLake: Solving Challenges

“Data and compliance issues complicate moving to the cloud. GreenLake solves those issues. Data requires real time processing at the edge, and GreenLake helps with that too. 

On Sustainability

“Another piece of differentiation for HPE is that we see sustainability as a major catalyst for game-changing optimization. [It is] a force for good. We want to have a positive impact on the planet. Our previous opportunities to have a positive impact on the planet inspired us to transform and modernize sustainably. We’ve made a commitment to this, but that’s just the beginning. The move to the public cloud feeds into this.”

On Unlocking the Power of Data

“The collective ability to unlock the power of data has been unprecedented in the last few years. It’s a small step to the ultimate goal/potential. The combination of HPE and the position we made a few years back has allowed us to take a giant step in that direction. This is a magic moment for us. We are delivering the best hybrid cloud experience so you can digitally transform. We are continuing to look forward, to innovate. And we want to continue to innovate together.”

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Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, health care, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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